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October 01, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree

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Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree

Many of us hope for happiness in retirement. After an era of working hard, we finally get to kick back, unwind, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. Some people discover that when they get to senior citizen age that they now need to move. Maybe it is because they do not need the space in their Colorado Springs house with their children grown-up and moved away, perhaps it's because they find themselves living on a fixed income, or maybe they just want to finally settle down in that tropical climate they've always dreamed about. Regardless the reason for moving once you attain retiree status, it's important to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Consider Moving in the Fall or Winter

A big advantage of being a senior citizen is that you’re no longer constrained to the same schedules as people who have to work. You choose to go to the supermarket on a Wednesday morning? Go ahead, you are in charge of your schedule. Want to watch a movie matinee when everyone else is at work? Enjoy the motion picture! And should you want to move, then you have the opportunity to do so off-season, when demand and prices are both at their lowest.

Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for several good reasons (mild weather, the kids are out of school, etc.), and thus it's also the most expensive season to move. A few months one way or the other can save you a lot of money.

Tip #2: If You Don't Have to Have It, Don't Move It

The longer you live in your house, the more clutter you collect. Everything, from clothes you haven't worn in a long time, to papers from a job you barely remember, fills in the nooks and crannies in your home. So, before you move, clean house. A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you've used something in the last several years. If you haven't, you probably don't need it. So, throw it away, gift it, give it away to whoever will take it off your hands, but if you don't have to have it, don't take it.

Tip #3: Have a Plan

Moving should not be done last minute, especially if you are a retiree. You need to take your time, do your research, and make sure you have everything in order. You need to know your destination, how you're going to get there, if you need to hire a professional Colorado Springs mover, your timeline, and most importantly, you need to have your budget figured out to the last dollar. And, just to be prudent, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something falls through, or doesn't work out the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Preparation

Planning is when you write down your goals; preparation is when you start the groundwork. When you prepare for a move, you're paring down your belongings, setting aside cash for the moving expenses, deciding when to put your house up for sale, etc. Preparation is the second part of the three-act play that is a move.

Tip #5: Slow Down

Moving should not be done in a rush. Decisions need to be decided upon with care, and you should have all the facts on-hand before deciding on anything. Beyond that, you should set aside time to prepare and address any loose ends that need to be tied up before you pull stakes and head off to your new home. You don’t have to rush, so go at a pace you're comfortable with.

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